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    EBMM Jason Richardson Signature Cutlass

    I was looking at this New Arrival on Sweetwater: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Cut7HHJRRR--ernie-ball-music-man-jason-richardson-signature-cutlass-hh-7-string-electric-guitar-rorschach-red ...and I said to myself, "Self, looks like EBMM has produced yet another edition of the Petrucci...
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    What sub-$700 guitar sounds, but doesn't look/weigh, like a Les Paul?

    Just what the subject says: What sub-$700 guitar sounds, but doesn't look/weigh, like a Les Paul? I'm looking for a guitar to pick up, for not too much dough, that'll deliver the Les Paul sound, without the things I hate about Les Pauls. I hate the look of them (sorry for those who like it) and...
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    If a guy's standing there, facing you...

    The following is in no way scientific. It's just an analogy. And, this is in no way intended to start another one of those nasty threads where talk about coronavirus goes political. So, please, just don't. But, I just today heard an analogy intended to encourage mask-wearing (not so much for...
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    Tricor? Heck, next they'll say that a Tums cures it...

    Pretty awesome, if true: https://www.jpost.com/health-science/hebrew-u-scientist-drug-could-eradicate-covid-19-from-lungs-in-days-635028 The Gist: The existing cholesterol drug Tricor may have the ability to clear bad cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection from the lungs. (Research based on new...
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    Wish New Product: Just the 2 Amps+Cabs of the Axe III

    I think there's a market for a small FAS product focusing only on the 2 Amp Blocks of the Axe III, plus 2 Cab Blocks. It could be 1 rack space, possibly with removable ears and a tiltable front face so you can mount it on your pedalboard; or, It could be a pure-electronics package small enough...
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    Looking for Pedal-Platform Amp Model Suggestions

    THE SCENARIO: I'm making some changes to my rig. Right now, I'm experimenting with using various outboard pedals (and only those!) to create preamp distortion in my sounds. (I have several; not just simple overdrives and boosts, but more complex "amp in a box" pedals, too...and I have access to...
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    Too many amps for meaningful differences?

    I'm guessing these questions -- or at least their underlying premise -- will produce a lot of reflexive pushback. But I'm asking because I'm hoping to provoke thoughtful and informative answers, and the folks here are usually pretty good about that. So, here we go: THE PREMISE: In the Axe FX...
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    Germanium Fuzz Clean Tone Equivalent?

    Hello, You know how you can put a Germanium Fuzz first in your pedals chain, and it sort of interacts with your pickups so that you get fuzz when your volume is at 10, but when you roll the volume knob back, it gives you that Jimi Hendrix clean thing? (Let's presume for the sake of argument...
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    Large-but-Precise Question re: FC-12 vs. RJM MMGT

    Hi, everyone. Long ago, when the FC-12 was still just a twinkle in Cliff's eye, I asked a question comparing the Fractal FC-12 with the RJM MMGT-16. Here is that thread: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fc-12-vs-rjm-mmgt-series-functionality-comparisons.139030/ An important part of that...
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    Stereo In/Out #3/4 for 2 mono outboard FX?

    If I understand correctly, the #3 and #4 ins/outs are STEREO: There's a left side, and a right. But if one wants to use these for a distortion or overdrive or similar effect, then one is dealing with a MONO effect. So, let's say (hypothetically) that you had 4 different mono effects, and you...
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    Wish Low-price, LEDs-only daisy chain device

    Once I get my Axe III, I expect to use One-Preset-Per-Song, with Scene Changes to change sounds within a song. (This is what I already do with my Axe II rig.) I expect to buy an FC-12, or possibly an MMGT/10 or /16, to handle Scene Changes and a few other things which one might wish to toggle...
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    FC-12 vs. RJM MMGT series (functionality comparisons)

    Pretend, for a moment, that there is an RJM Mastermind GT with exactly the same number of footswitches as Fractal's FC-12. (I.e., pretend that one could buy an MMGT/12, which was just like the /10 but with 2 more switches); and, Pretend, for a moment, that the two of them cost exactly the...
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    Overwhelmed by Cabs

    Hi, my name is Dr. Dipwad, and I am Overwhelmed by Cabs. (The scene: A circle of folding chairs in a church basement. The assembled 12-step "Cab-Overwhelmed" group responds, "Hi, Dr. Dipwad...," and a white-coated facilitator nods affirmingly to continue....) ;) I suspect I'm not alone...
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    Wish Effect Bypass Fade-In/Out Time

    This request is slightly similar to my request for crossfading channel-changes (HERE) but is simpler and can stand alone. As with that other request, there are some well-thought-out details included in this post. Please read carefully. THE REQUEST: To all effect blocks other than Amp and Cab...
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    Closed All the High-End Distortion/Overdrive Pedals

    ...that I ever wanted to try, but lacked the money to buy. We have a nice set of them already (in the Axe II, and presumably the Axe III also). But I'd love to have all the Wampler, JHS, Bogner, Friedman, ToneBone, MesaBoogie, Keeley, WayHuge, etc. distortions and overdrives, to try out...
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    Wish Crossfading Channel Changes in a Block

    A Polite Note: Please read this request carefully before responding, as this request features some complex details which are already well-thought-out... The Status Quo In the Axe III, we already have the ability to put a Block into the Grid and associate different Channels in that block with...
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    Wish Global Superblocks

    Global Blocks are on the list for future implementation. (Hopefully with custom names!) But what about "Superblocks?" "What's a Superblock," you ask? Well.... Let's say that you want to emulate the sound of a particular off-the-shelf pedal. Something obscure like a Digitech Freqout or EHX...
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    Grasping the Implications of More CPU

    Hello, I am looking at the graphs and numbers showing how much more CPU power the Axe-FX III has compared to the Axe-FX II XL+. It obviously has much more. However, the software for individual blocks has been improved (which might make some/all blocks heavier). And there is more overhead in...
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    FC series questions (in lieu of a dedicated forum area)

    Sorry that this is in the wrong place...but, unless I missed it, it doesn't look like the Forum even HAS a section for the FC-series footswitches yet. Here are my questions about the FC-series Footcontrollers: Q1. Is the distance between the footswitches larger now? On the MFC-101 the...
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    2 Amps to 1 Cab to 2 Mixer channels?

    Hi, I have an Axe FX II program in which I want to do crossfading between 2 amp/cab combinations using a Mixer block (which is also mixing some other things in). The program has a lot of effects after the Mixer block and it's running pretty close to maximum CPU. So rather than trying to add a...
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    How to use Scenes and access 3+ amp sounds

    Maybe there's a way to do this, but I can't figure out what it is. I like seamless delays and reverbs. And I like the Verse being clean, the Pre-Chorus being semi-distorted, and the Chorus being full-on distortion. And maybe a lead sound in the bridge. And I like my clean sound being, say, a...
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    Recommend external METAL footswitches w/lights

    Hey, folks, I'd like to have four external footswitches connected to my MFC-101. I would like them to have quiet, metal momentary switches similar to those on the MFC-101 (not plastic like the BOSS/Roland footswitches). And I would like them to have indicator lights which I can power using...
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    Get GSP-1101 to synch to Axe FX II's tempo?

    Hi, I have a Digitech GSP-1101 in my rack, that's hooked into the Axe FX II's effects loop. (I'm using an MFC-101 in Axe FX II mode to control the Axe FX II, and then there's a MIDI running out of the Out/Thru jack of the Axe FX II, into the In jack of the GSP-1101.) I'd like to try some...
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    Need Advice: How to Reset or Keep CC-Toggled FX on or off during Program Change?

    Situation: I can't afford to get an MFC-101 just yet, so I'm using my GSP-1101 and Control 2 to serve as a MIDI Footcontroller for my new Axe FX 2. I've assigned footswitches 1-5 to program changes and 6-10 to CC#s, which in turn toggle certain effects on/off inside the Axe FX 2. I've...
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    Bug? Linking MIDI CC expr. to Multiband Compressor parameters = CRASH

    Title of post says it all: I was building a patch in which I was using the Level of the output of the Multiband Compressor as a parameter controlled by CC. When I did this, the unit locked up even before I could save the patch. I had to shut off and restart. I replicated the event 3 times...
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    Bug? Knob-set Global Tempos lost on patch change

    I'm currently on firmware 10.something (what was shipped with my unit 2 months ago); I'm planning to upgrade to 11 as soon as I learn how to do the upgrades. When I press the Tempo button, I see the current tempo which I produced by tapping a button on my MIDI footcontroller. (It's a actually a...
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    MFC Alternatives Feature Comparison

    (This is a spinoff of my earlier thread asking why so many non-MFC's in people's rig photos.) I propose making two lists of alternatives to MFC-101 (grouped by price), as a sort of buyer's guide for each. That way a person looking to buy can make an informed decision whether to stick with the...
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    I noticed, in people's Rig Photos... (footcontroller diversity)

    I noticed, in people's Rig Photos, that there weren't a lot of MFC-101s in them. I was kinda surprised by that. Sometimes a Ground Control, sometimes an All Access, sometimes something else. Any particular reason? The MFC has all the right specs from what I can tell. Is it just because...
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    FX Blocks that Crossfade In and Out?

    Okay, this is a presale "just curious" question: I'm reading the manual for the Axe FX II. I see that it's possible for a given FX block to mute input as a way of turning it on or off: Quite cool. Now, that'd turn it off instantly. But is there any way to toggle an FX block on and off in a...
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    Question on Seamless Delays

    I have my coupon code and I'll be ordering the Axe FX II soon. I'm happy I'll be replacing my current uber-complicated rig with one box, since the whole purpose of the current rig is basically to do what the Axe FX II does by itself. (The current rig has 2 Pod XT's and a T.C. G-Force, all...
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    Put on your Prognosticator Hats, show us your Crystal Balls

    Everywhere I go, a musician is bringing an iPad, or two, to the gig or rehearsal for one reason or another. And I see that a lot of modeling products for guitar have recently appeared (e.g. at NAMM) which use the iPad either purely for a control interface, or for that plus processing...
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    Time synched FX, placed correctly on the beat?

    I'm convinced that the Axe FX II is what I need, and am waiting on my coupon link. That said, I wonder: Does even the Axe FX II solve the problem of keeping time synched modulation effects properly placed within the beat? What I mean is this: Let's say you have a song played at tempo 120, and...
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